California Calls for Demand Response and Solar to Meet Aliso Canyon Shortfall

By [email protected] California is looking for an “all-of-the-above” list of energy resources to forestall the threat of blackouts next summer due to the shutdown of the massive Aliso Canyon natural-gas facility. That will include tens of megawatts of new energy storage projects, as we covered earlier this month.

But it will also involve energy reductions to come from millions of dollars’ worth of new demand response programs, under a plan approved by state regulators this week — and it could also include many megawatts of new solar projects — if solar advocates get their way.

Last week, the California Public Utilities Commission approved a

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